West Hartford Sports Camp Focuses On Soccer And Team USA

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

From the global stage to the local fields, the World Cup is serving up a boost of energy all over the area and, of course, that excitement scores big with kids.

There was a field full of excitement in on the Kingswood-Oxford campus in West Hartford.  K-O is home to the 2-4-1 Sports Academy, where kids put on their Tuesday best —  red, white, and blue — to back team USA. The camp offers a variety of sports, but Tuesday had a special focus on Soccer.

“It’s exciting because for many of them (the campers) they’ve never had this sort of experience,” said Steve Boyle, the camp owner. “It’s fun to see the patriotism too,” Boyle noted.

On every part of the field, kids were happy to voice their support for USA Soccer. “It’s a very big opportunity for the whole team,” said camper Olivia Anderson, a soon to be West Hartford fourth grader.

James Manning, an assistant soccer coach at Western Connecticut and councilor at 2-4-1 said the World Cup has given his sport a kick.

“Kids are sitting and watching, “ Manning Said, “when they go and practice and play for their team they can apply what they see.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s